I always tell my younger friends when they’re thinking about getting involved with BERC that it’s been one of the best parts of my time at Cal, and not just professionally. Getting to just hang out, and pick the brains of the graduate students in BERC, and having people to nerd out with about energy […]
Following suit with the nascent nature of microgrids and decentralized renewables, on May 2nd, California Renewable and Adaptive Energy (CAL-RAE) held the first-ever poster session on UC Berkeley’s campus explicitly concerning the topic. Learn more about the topics here.
On October 7th, an amended version of SB350, crafted by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León as the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015, was signed into law. The act is the most compelling piece of climate legislation enacted in California since AB32 of 2006, which effectively committed the state to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.
Just under a year after deciding to not do so, the University of California has quietly sold off their investments associated with coal and oil sands, as of September 9th. The UC’s divestment from these first two forms of fossil fuels is incredibly important – but we must realize how much longer the road to climate justice really is.